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  • Pope Francis’ Encyclical “Laudato Si”


    Learn more about the Holy Father’s message about the care of our common home and the importance of environmental stewardship.

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  • World Meeting of Families


    September 22-27, 2015 | Philadelphia Join Pope Francis in Philadelphia for the 8th World Meeting of Families. Registration is now open.

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  • Love is Our Mission


    Please join Bishop Frederick Campbell for a presentation on the issues and topics discussed at the September World Meeting of Families and answer the call to live the joy and mission of family life.

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  • 2015 Bishop's Annual Appeal


    Information about the Diocese of Columbus, 2015 Bishop's Annual Appeal.

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  • 2015 Parish Festival Guide


    Check festival places and times in the 2015 listings.

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  • Natural Family Planning. Good for the body. Great for the soul!


    Natural Family Planning (NFP) methods are effective for postponing or achieving pregnancy and are completely natural – no pills, patches or devices. 

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STATEMENT FROM OHIO BISHOPS REGARDING U.S. SUPREME COURT SAME-SEX MARRIAGE RULING

Today the United States Supreme Court released its ruling that states are required to license a marriage between two people of the same sex.  This is not the ruling hoped for by the Catholic Church, which believes that marriage is by definition between one man and one woman.  For centuries, this definition has been universally accepted in virtually all cultures – secular as well as religious. 

Every nation has laws limiting who can be married and under what circumstances. This is because lawmakers always have understood that marriage does not exist just for the mutual satisfaction of the two people involved, but for the betterment of society. Traditional marriage is the cradle of the family, the basic building block of society. As Pope Francis has reminded us, every child has a right to be raised by two parents, a father and a mother. Both parents are important, and they are not interchangeable. The sad reality that so many children are deprived of this right because of the crisis in traditional marriage does not make it any less important. It is deeply disappointing and worrisome that our courts do not understand this. 

The Catholic Church remains steadfast in its commitment to promote and defend marriage: defined as the union of one man and one woman. With renewed hope, sensitivity, and compassion, the Church will continue to attend to the challenges and hardships that confront  individuals and their families, and to treat all persons with the dignity and respect due to them as children of God.

Statement from Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

 

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